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4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Occurs In Hawassa

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A 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred in Hawassa town and its environs last night at about 9:00 pm local time. The earthquake mainly happened 20 km far from Hawassa in the south-west direction.

Dr Atalay Ayele, Earthquake Science Expert at Addis Ababa University (AAU), told Fana Broadcasing Corporate that the earthquake happened twice. He said studies are underway to give detail information about the incident. The vibration was felt in towns located in the surroundings. Mayor of Hawassa town, Tedros Gelil, said about 100 students of Hawassa University sustained minor injuries while trying to run away from their dormitories during the earthquake.

About 90 of the students have returned to their education after receiving first aid treatment, he said. The earthquake also caused cracks in some buildings located in the town.